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Dennis Gutierrez PT, DPT

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Dennis Gutierrez


Scoliosis Basics, LLC

Nevada, USA and Las Piñas City, The Philippines


Since 1997      Licensed physical therapist in the Philippines

Since 2007      Licensed physical therapist in New Jersey, USA

Since 2020      Licensed physical therapist in Nevada, USA


2021:  American Physical Therapy Association’s Centennial Scholar


2020 to present         Owner, Scoliosis Basics (Nevada, USA and Las Piñas City, Philippines)

2019 to present         Capstone Advisor, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Philippine Cohort, University of Montana/Rehab Essentials

2017 to 2021              Scoliosis Physical Therapist, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (New Jersey)

2013 to 2017              Clinical Expert (Pediatric and Scoliosis PT), St Joseph’s Regional

Medical Center (New Jersey)

Professional Responsibilities

2021 to present         Onsite Residency and Fellowship Program Reviewer of the American

Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education

2021 to present         Board Member/Treasurer, Nevada Chapter of the American Physical

Therapy Association

2022 to present         Committee Member, Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Advisory

Committee on Continuing Competence

03/22 to 12/22           Practice Analysis Task Force member of the National Physical Therapy

Examination for Physical Therapist of the Federation of State Boards

Of Physical Therapy


Since 2011                  Certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, USA.

Since 2013                  American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Since 2014                  Diplomate, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Since 2014                  BSPTS C1-Certified, Spain

Since 2017                  BSPTS C2-Certified, The Netherlands

Since 2018                  Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS), USA

Since 2019                  Certified in Three-Dimensional Scoliosis Therapy after Katharina

Schroth (Schroth Therapy), Germany
Since 2019                  Schroth Best Practice, The Philippines


2022 – present                        Master of Business Administration in Healthcare

Northern Arizona University

Equity Impact Scholarship Awardee

2008 – 2011               Doctor of Physical Therapy

Emphasis on Pediatric and Neurologic Physical Therapy

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

1992 – 1997               Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

De La Salle University – Health Sciences Institute


  • Borcher S, Gutierrez D, Salem Y, Westervelt L.Comparison of early intervention and hospital/clinic-based physical therapy services introduction.  Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy; 2020.
  • Gutierrez D, Kaplan SL.Aligning documentation with congenital muscular torticollis clinical practice guidelines:  administrative case report.  Phys Ther. 2016;96:111-120 (peer-reviewed)


  • Speaker (Philippine’s Scoliosis Summit 2022:Creation of the National Scoliosis Policy).  Philippine Scoliosis Foundation.  June 30, 2022 Live Webinar (Zoom, The Philippines).
  • Speaker (Scoliosis Basics:Evidence-informed approach to understanding and treating patients with scoliosis)  Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference.  November 21, 2021 Live Webinar (Zoom, USA National Conference)
  • Speaker (Scoliosis Basics:Being ahead of the curve (Part 2):  APTA Nevada, Pediatric SIG.  August 24, 2021 Live Webinar (Zoom, Nevada and New Jersey)
  • Speaker (Scoliosis Basics:Being ahead of the curve (Part 1):  APTA Nevada, Pediatric SIG.  May 25, 2021 Live Webinar (Zoom, Nevada and New Jersey)
  • Speaker (Scoliosis in Children and Guidelines for Parents):Filipino Scoliosis Physiotherapist.  June 6, 2020 Webinar (Zoom, The Philippines)
  • Speaker (Scoliosis: Beyond the Spine):San Pedro College.  January 11-12, 2020 (Davao City, The Philippines)
  • Laboratory Assistant Observer/Demonstrator to Beth Janssen, PT 3-D Treatment of Scoliosis according to the Principles of C.L. Schroth (C1) September 9-17, 2019 (Stevens Point, WI)
  • Invited Lecturer (Scoliosis: Beyond the Spine):School of Health and Medical Sciences, Seton Hall University.  February 20, 2019 (Nutley, NJ)
  • Invited Lecturer (Scoliosis: Beyond the Spine):School of Health and Medical Sciences, Seton Hall University.  December 7, 2017 and April 18, 2018 (West Orange NJ)
  • Presenter (Interdisciplinary Poster Presentation):7th Annual Research Day:  The Research Institute of St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.  June 2, 2016 (Paterson, NJ)
  • Laboratory Assistant to Jan McElroy, PT, PhD, PCS, C/NDT Baby Steps:  Building Ambulation Interventions for 0-3 Population with Posture and Movement Dysfunction July 19-21, 2012 (New Brunswick, NJ) and July 24-26, 2011 (Englewood, NJ)


Contact Information

street Dona Manuela, Las Piñas, Gran Manila, Filipinas
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